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Old 01-17-13, 10:28 AM
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Anyone else reading this? I'm almost to the end. It's a little hectic, what with trying to wrap up all the dangling plotlines, but so far I've really been enjoying it.
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Old 01-17-13, 11:28 AM
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I picked it up at the store and then put it down. I've got a few other books to read first but I'm glad to hear it's wrapping up nicely. I'll get it eventually.
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Old 01-18-13, 10:22 AM
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I stayed up until almost 1am finishing it. Very happy with how everything was resolved. Kudos to Brandon Sanderson for taking what was something of a mess and finishing it nicely.
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Old 01-18-13, 10:49 AM
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It was a very bittersweet ending for me. While not exactly how I would have liked things to end per se, it was still a very adequate conclusion to this epic saga. If you we're a fan of action, this book had plenty of that though although the sense of scale of the battles were a little off, I never felt that this was a battle of Armageddon involving millions of combatants only thousands. Minor nitpicsks aside, I would love to reread the entire series now but don't know when just so I can get the connections to everything.
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Old 01-18-13, 06:26 PM
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Glad everyone is enjoying it. I can't wait to read it......but I am holding out for the eBook version which is delayed until April thanks to Jordan's widow.

Not cool but I'll go with it.
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Old 01-18-13, 06:43 PM
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What kind of fantasy is this series? Is it like a lord of the rings or harry potter? Is it easy to get into?
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Old 01-18-13, 07:57 PM
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I would put it more towards Lord of the Rings than Harry Potter.

Wheel of Time has a huge, intricate world, lots of characters, good story, interesting magic, etc.

The first book, The Eye of the World, is very good, I would give it a shot.

The general consensus is:

Books 1-4 very good
Books 5-7 good
Books 8-10 slow...
Books 8-13 very good

We have the benefit of powering through 8-10 quickly though. I can imagine how much more upset I would be if I had to wait years between those books.
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Old 01-21-13, 02:04 PM
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Yeah, it's more sword and sorcery than anything else.

I think the first 6 books are outstanding. I agree that books 7-10 slow things down way too much. The last three books (that Sanderson finished) are very good too.
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Old 01-21-13, 02:53 PM
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Just finished it and it feels bittersweet. Nice to have it done with after all these years, but I don't think any ending would have been satisfactory at this point.

After the terrible book 10 you can tell the series went into overdrive and Sanderson wraps up years of dangling plots in just pages. I almost would have wanted another book telling more of the aftermath.
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Old 01-21-13, 07:33 PM
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I finished this last Wednesday. I loved it. Very bittersweet ending. Chapter 36 was the tits. 200 pages of WAR.
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Old 01-21-13, 09:37 PM
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Originally Posted by mhg83 View Post
What kind of fantasy is this series? Is it like a lord of the rings or harry potter? Is it easy to get into?
Do you ask this question on every fantasy series?
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Old 01-22-13, 11:30 AM
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Just finished it and it feels bittersweet. Nice to have it done with after all these years, but I don't think any ending would have been satisfactory at this point.

After the terrible book 10 you can tell the series went into overdrive and Sanderson wraps up years of dangling plots in just pages. I almost would have wanted another book telling more of the aftermath.
I don't know that we needed another book, but yeah, I was hoping he'd end it a couple of chapters earlier and deal with the fallout of things.

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What happens to the Aiel and such.


But I think Sanderson did a good job with what he was given.
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Old 01-27-13, 10:14 PM
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But I think Sanderson did a good job with what he was given.
Cool, maybe he can finish The Song of Ice and Fire too.
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Originally Posted by mewmartigan View Post
I would put it more towards Lord of the Rings than Harry Potter.

Wheel of Time has a huge, intricate world, lots of characters, good story, interesting magic, etc.

The first book, The Eye of the World, is very good, I would give it a shot.

The general consensus is:

Books 1-4 very good
Books 5-7 good
Books 8-10 slow...
Books 8-13 very good

We have the benefit of powering through 8-10 quickly though. I can imagine how much more upset I would be if I had to wait years between those books.
Agreed. I will add that you can skip book 10 without missing much of anything.
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Old 02-05-13, 04:20 PM
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At the beginning of December, I decided to go back and reread the whole series before reading the final book and am now about halfway through book 8. Almost everything I fondly remembered happened in the first 4-5 books and things are already starting to drag a bit. I know I still have at least three big plot points before the last book:
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Egwene being captured by Elaida and all that ensues, Faile's capture by and liberation from the Shaido and Rand & Nynaeve cleansing Saidin
, but can't really remember much else happening over the next five books. Still looking forward to seeing how it all wraps up and I recall liking Sanderson's additions to the series, but am kind of dreading the next couple weeks of reading.
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I finished this last Wednesday. I loved it. Very bittersweet ending. Chapter 36 was the tits. 200 pages of WAR.
I find war descriptions in fantasy books (except for Abercrombie) almost universally snooze inducing. And I read almost entirely fantasy
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